UPDATE: Since a couple of folks have said they’re having trouble hearing the broadcast, I’m popping a quick screenshot of the BTR player in here because quite frankly I don’t think the interface is entirely intuitive. If after pressing the play button shown in the pic below, you still don’t hear the broadcast, go see if you can play any of the other broadcasts and if not, see if a different browser does the trick. I’ve had no problem playing them but that really means nothing.
Today I launched the second new experiment for The Rutherford Lawson Blog. Earlier in the week, I tried my hand at live blogging and while the initial attempt underwhelmed me, I plan to continue the practice as I find news events worth covering live. Part of my challenge was getting used to the live blogging technology that I’ve chosen.
So today I took the blog in a new direction by launching a new show on BlogTalkRadio. Lesson 1: it is 1000 times easier to present yourself in writing (with that great editing ability) than it is to do a live 30 minutes. The result probably sounded somewhat stream of consciousness but I soothed my ego by saying “Rush Limbaugh rambles, so why can’t I?”
My goal is to do the show weekly, 30 minutes per episode. I’m hoping the more of them I do, the better I’ll get and the more folks will bother to tune in. Fortunately, BlogTalkRadio understands that we live in a TiVo age and they archive everything. So, anyone curious about my maiden voyage can listen to the first episode of The Rutherford Lawson Show.
Be forewarned, it sounds amateurish because I am, guess what, an amateur at this sort of thing. Also I ended the show sounding disturbingly like John McCain during his Republican convention victory speech “Stand up and fight!”
By the way, I’ve stated my FCC-ready policy. Anyone who calls into the show and cusses gets hung up on. Otherwise, anything goes!